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    "Mercury Seven" NASA Astronauts: Set of Matched, Individually Signed Photos. A set of seven individual 8.5" x 11" B&W glossy photos, each taken of the astronaut in business attire, in front of a 48-star American flag and a full-size Mercury model at the McDonnell Aircraft Engineering Campus in Hazelwood, Missouri. The photos are all backstamped and numbered by the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation and signed as follows:
    Scott Carpenter: "Best wishes to Don-/ M. Scott Carpenter/ Mercury Astronaut".
    Gordon Cooper (1927-2004): "Very best wishes to Don/ from/ Leroy G. Cooper Jr".
    John Glenn: "To my friend Don/ with best wishes~/ John H. Glenn, Jr./ Mercury Astronaut" (three small indentations at far right border, crease lower right corner).
    Gus Grissom (1926-1967): "To Don with/ Best Wishes/ Virgil I. Grissom".
    Wally Schirra (1923-2007): "To Don, with best wishes,/ Walter M. Schirra" (light crinkling at lower right corner).
    Alan Shepard (1923-1998): "To Don with warm regards--/ Alan B Shepard Jr" (crease at lower left corner).
    Deke Slayton (1924-1993): "Best Regards/ to Don/ Donald K. Slayton/ Mercury Astronaut" (three very minor indentations at far right border).
    Condition is very fine overall with flaws noted above. A very unusual and desirable set.


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    October, 2009
    8th Thursday
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